Clin Endosc.  2017 Nov;50(6):520-529. 10.5946/ce.2017.181.

Diagnosis and Management of Upper Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors

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  • 1Department of Gastroenterology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. otooled1@tcd.ie
  • 2Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Abstract

Upper gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare tumors which are increasingly recognised by practising endoscopists. After confirmation by endoscopic biopsies of these focal lesions, many questions may arise. As NETs are less frequently encountered compared to other malignancies or gastrointestinal pathology, many endoscopists may not fully understand the natural history, diagnosis and management of these tumors. In this review, we aim to update the practising endoscopist on the key clinical features and management of patients with upper gastrointestinal NET.

Keyword

Esophageal; Gastric; Duodenal; Neuroendocrine tumor
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